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Engineering Intern

  • Posted: 22 Sep 2021
  • Operations
  • Minster
  • United States

About the job

At Danone, we believe that every time we eat or drink, we vote for the world we want. As a leading food and beverage company, we make healthy, sustainably-produced foods and beverages that nourish people’s lives.  Some of our brands include Dannon, Activia, Horizon Organic, International Delight, Silk, Oikos, So Delicious Dairy Free, Stok, Two Good, Vega, and Wallaby Organic. And as the largest Certified B Corporation® in the world, we are committed to redefining success in business to ensure that through our brands we create real benefits for people, our communities, and the planet. 
With headquarters in Broomfield, CO and White Plains, NY, Danone North America has more than 6,000 employees across the U.S. and Canada, and more than a dozen manufacturing facilities across North America. Our employees enjoy competitive pay and industry-leading benefits (including flexible (unlimited) time off and up to 26 weeks paid parental leave), and share a common mission and culture committed to both business results and social purpose. When you join Danone North America, you become part of a global team that is inspiring a healthier world through food.

Danone North America is looking for a Engineering Intern in Minster, Ohio.

The primary responsibility of the Engineering Intern is to support the technical operations and projects of the Minster Engineering department.

Specific Job Duties & Tasks:

  • Interact with plant teams (Utilities, Packaging, Processing, Quality, Finance and Management) Corporate Engineering, Sourcing & Supplier Development, R&D, Danone Engineering Worldwide and appropriate vendors, suppliers, contractors, operators and auditors.
  • Investigate and recommend the application of equipment, automation systems and manufacturing technologies in the Utility, Processing, Filling and Packaging departments with requirements of personnel safety, food safety, energy and water conservation for the Minster, Ohio facility
  • Conduct (sometimes lead) research, analysis, and improvement projects related to department goals
  • Actively engage current workforce ( such as job shadowing) to effectively achieve project and department goals
  • Track, drive and report actions to closure
  • Manage small and medium scale capital projects to learn to deliver the business needs using sound project management knowledge and tools, and full cooperation of the manufacturing facility.
  • Project involvement from concept to budget, justification, and design phase through planning, risk analysis, resource identification, implementation, commissioning and closing
  • Prepare technical proposals for feasibility study of new concepts, launch of new products and improvement of current products
  • Ensure that the business needs are well validated by a cross-section of the business and translated into equipment requirements for improving or expanding the plant operations (including new product launches and innovations) and making major repairs to systems buildings
  • Write specifications and reference Global Danone Standards
  • Present research findings and solution proposals to peers and plant leadership
  • Act as a consultant to the maintenance department for solving technical problems
  • Technical guidance and engineering support to consumer business units
  • Non-Disclosure and Confidentiality is a must
  • Perform other duties as assigned



About you

Preferred Qualifications

Must be enrolled in an undergraduate engineering program in either Manufacturing, Industrial, Manufacturing, Chemical or related engineering science.

Experience in manufacturing, food or dairy industry is preferred.


Essential Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities:

  • Knowledge
    • High-speed packaging systems design and integrated automation and controls technology
    • Must be proficient in AutoCAD, Microsoft Office and MS Project
    • Knowledge of project management process, tools and tasks associated with preparation and execution of capital projects, and financial and analytical skills
  • Skills
    • Ability to communicate effectively, both written and verbally with clients, vendors and team members at all levels
    • Must be self-motivated, have good mechanical aptitude and ability to work well with others
    • Strong "self-management" skills, requiring minimal daily supervision
    • Exceptional written communication skills including ability to write reports
    • Ability to communicate verbally one on one and in front of teams
    • Able to work independently as well as in a team in order to achieve results effectively
    • The ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs
    • Leadership, interpersonal and communication skills required to interact with all levels of plant personnel and be comfortable working with minimal supervision. Under minimal direction, works independently toward department objectives.


  • Abilities
    • Ability to prioritize and meet deadlines within specified time constraints
    • Ability to perform in a fast-paced team environment and resolve conflicts
    • Ability to read and interpret technical instructions and drawings
    • Ability to lead multiple projects simultaneously, to establish and adapt to changing priorities
    • Ability to work flexible hours, including weekend or late shifts, during installation periods
    • Energy, resilience, determination, enthusiasm, and strong analytical skills to challenge the status quo.

About us


At Danone North America, you’ll work with some of the best-known food and beverage brands in the world like Activia, Silk, Horizon Organic, Two Good, Oikos, evian, and Happy Family. You’ll be part of the largest Certified B Corp™ in the world, working together to make sure our brands create real benefits for people, communities, and the planet. We have 6,000+ employees across the U.S. and Canada. Come join our movement for a healthier world: One Planet. One Health BY YOU.

Danone North America doesn’t just welcome what makes you unique, we value it. We’re proud to be an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All hires to our team are based on qualifications, merit and business needs. We recruit, employ, train and promote regardless of race, color, religion, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, veteran status, genetic characteristic or any other protected status. Faithful to our values of openness and humanism, all of our employees share in the commitment to engage one another with dignity and respect.